Thursday, 13 April 2017

"Cherished" - 49andMarket - DT Creation

Hello and welcome dear friends.
I am here to share my first Design Team projects for 49andMarket and the Dusty Attic this month.

This photo of my two girls makes me smile from ear to ear. I remember taking this trying to still the camera from shaking so much at these two giggling. An off chance that we would come across a park was a nice change to our week. They enjoyed the park immensely as it had been a while since we had last visited. Even as they grow older I find it is the simple things that I think they have outgrown which they enjoy the most. So you could say this is another of those special memories photos. I wanted to keep with the playful nature of the photo, so I made it all light and pretty and a little messy but at the same time fun.

It is quite unlike me to spend so much time on my background work, but it was the case for this layout. I started with the A side of 49andMarket's Fly Away, primed it and went to work creating my background for my embellishments to lay upon. I used one of my favourite Dusty Attic stencils Distressed Diamonds with a mixture of black gesso and Dusty Attic Texture paste to add to my background.  I have even added in a border frame with Gabi's gorgeous, gorgeous Ethereal Stamp Set.  I have used lots of differing pieces of gorgeous Dusty Attic chippies from the Foliage which was dressed in silver liquid pearls to the Wrought Iron fence which was covered with China Black H2O's. I love to add H20's tpthis to raw chipboard and let it bubble under the heat of my heat gun. The more you add the better the outcome.

Wrought Iron Fence
Ornate Frame #1

Dusty In Colour Raisin

49andMarket Scents of Nature - Fly Away

"Remember Today" 49andMarket DT creation - Looking Through

As I said yesterday, I would be back with a project using the very new "Looking Through" flower fairies collection. I really can't explain what has happened to me of late but purple has become my go to colour. These papers are the ultimate collection to recreate scenes with and even when your photo may not be of the best quality (like mine) they still work a treat. I have titled today's project "Remember Today".This photo is actually a very old favourite and I have used it a number of times but it truly is one of those photos that place me back in time.

To start my layout I simply did some tearing with the "Lilac" papers and layered these with some soft lace. The top piece "Lilac" was sliced down the wood paneling and lightly distressed.

The photo I changed up to black and white to fit in with my colour scheme and gently sanded the edges. I then layered it up on to a couple pieces of matting using the same papers. These matting pieces were distressed lightly. Then these were adhered to the right side of my layout.

I have done a little fussy cutting from Looking Through's The Cut Outs. But I also found a well in Scent's of Nature's collection which fit perfectly for this layout. Couldn't believe my luck. Even the colours were a perfect match. Thank you do a perfect job designing these wonderful collections!

Also for my project I included these new gorgeous Layered Embellishments. Absolutely fabulous for that added extra bit of layering in your work. I have fallen in love with these. I added some mediums to mine to create a more shabby texture for my layout. They really are so very versatile.

And of course no layout is complete without the addition of some gorgeously beautiful 49andMarket Blossoms and Bouquets. These at present are my most favourite of all flowers. My life I am sure would not be the same without them........  These were gessoed a little and I added some Star Dust Stickles to added that magical element to the layout. Actually I added quite a lot of Star Dust Stickles throughout the layout. Makes the pretty things prettier!!

And one last peek! ......Well that is all from me today. I would like to wish you and your families a most wonderful and safe Easter. Until next time take care.
Tina x

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

"Heartfelt Love" - Maja Designs DT Creation

Hello my dear friends and welcome. I hope that this blog post finds you happy and well. Today I am here to share a very simple but elegant card using the ever so stylish Sofierio Collection. I am also giving away one of these paper packs to one lucky person. But firstly I would love to share my little project with you.

I kept this card very simple and as much as it didn't feel right also did!!
Crazy I know but I had piles of flowers sitting around on my table and adding flowers just seemed to distract from the simple elegance of it all. I have listed below the gorgeous papers used for this project. They are:

Enjoying the fragrance bs

Royal Summer Residence

Strolling down the rose path

I have used the 6 x 6 paperpack perfect for cardmaking. Enjoying the fragrance was used in the background and I layered another strip of it along with Strolling down the path, and a little lace.

I used some Dusty Attic chipboards and a metal swallow embellishment to help to decorate my card. The elegant scroll was dressed with liquid pearls and the cameo ribbon was coated with a couple of coats of gesso and then a oval shape to sit in the centre of the cameo ribbon was cut and layered on top of it. I then dressed this with a little Star Dust Stickles to highlight this a little further.

I tucked in a little muslin and then topped this with some silver micro beads. The metal swallow  I think, completed this project. It was primed with gesso and whilst still wet I sprinkled over a little colour of Pale Pink Mica Powder. And finally to finish I topped the embellishment cluster with the word strip "Heartfelt Love".

I so hope that I have inspired you in some way today to create something for yourself this week whether it be big or small. And no matter it's size, do it for you, because you deserve it.

And before I go, one last thing........

This is what one lucky person will receive in the mail. All you need to do to win this fabulous collection is:
  1. Share my Maja Design Giveaway facebook post.
  2. Like Maja Design on Facebook or Instagram and subscribe to their blog.
  3. Leave a comment below so I know you have done all of the above.

Anyone internationally can enter this giveaway. You have until April 30th 12am. I will pick a winner by Random. Org. The winner will be announced on my facebook page April 30th.

Goodluck !
Thank you for visiting and have a fabulous day. 

Tina x

Monday, 27 March 2017

"Love you to the moon and back" - Maja Design DT Creation

Thank you so much for joining me here today. It has been a whole week since I last created and let's say I was totally needing to get a little crafty time in today! I am now at peace with myself and feel much more relaxed. So this is what I was doing to get to that relaxed next instalment of Maja Design.

"Love you to the moon and back"......

My gorgeous youngest and I have used this saying for as long as I remember. It is just our thing and it is very special to us! Although our version on "and back...." is repeated many times over until one of us wins. So cute! She has now entered high school this year and I thought that this special thing may now be over, but low and behold a few nights back she whipped it out, so it is only fitting that I use it here today, 

This new print of papers of Soferio are just stunning! I unfortunately did not ever see the first print of these papers so for me this was very new! And I was not disappointed not one little bit. In fact I went off on a tangent and created another little something something straight one could say that I have the Soferio ......

I liken these colours to lollies which......I love to work with at all times! And it was my great fortune that the same day that this Maja goodie box arrived, I also received a goodie box from 49andMarket with the newest range of Shimmer and Shine flowers. And wouldn't you know it they fit together perfectly!! It was a match made in heaven.

And the third thing that matched perfectly of course was my Dusty Attic chipboards..........they fit with everything!! My chipboards were dressed in gesso and Crackle Texture Pastes. They were inked and also I rubbed over a little Liquid Pearls with the matching colour "Blush". It also was a perfect match and funnily enough this is a new colour just out from Liquid Pearls. I love this colour it is just stunning.

I have used 49andMarket stamp sets (Ethereal and Line Stitch) both designed by the very talented Gabrielle Pollacco. The line stitch was powder embossed around the frame work of Enjoying the Fragrance. Once it was heat set I cut around the outside to create a wavy effect and distressed the edges. I also lightly ink the edges with Ground Espresso distress ink. The remainder of the background was stamped with the Criss Cross from Ethereal and I also used a Criss Cross Stencil from Dusty Attic with little texture paste to add to the background. This page was then layered ontop of Strolling down the rose path, which edges were also distressed and inked.

I used the same named papers from Soferio's 6 x 6 paper pack to do some matting for my photo. These were also distressed and lightly inked. Then I mounted these upon a heart arrangement of chipboards. I have listed these below for you along with everything else I used for your convenience. 
I so hope you have enjoyed your visit today....and thank you for taking the time to see my work here.

From the bottom of my heart....thank you. xxx

Materials List

Maja Design - Soferio - New Edition - Strolling down the rose path

Maja Design Soferio - New Edition - Enjoying the fragrance bs

Dusty Attic Fancy Accent #1623A

Dusty Attic Corner Swirl #1574

Dusty Attic "Love you to the moon and back" DA1190

Dusty Attic Pearls

Dusty Attic Stencil - Criss Cross

Lace - Miscellaneous pieces

49andMarket Shimmer and Shine Blush Melange

49andMarket Shimmer and Shine Ivory Melange

49andMarket Blush Jardin

49andMarket Gabi's Line Stitch Stamp Set

49andMarket Gabi's Ethereal Stamp Set
Distress Ink Ground Espresso
Ranger Texture Paste
Finnabair Art Basics Heavy Gesso
Finnabair Art Extravagance Texture Paste White Crackle
Liquid Pearls Blush
Versa Mark Ink
Embossing Powder Seafoam

Thursday, 16 March 2017

"Everything beautiful has it's moment" - More Than Words Challenge Guest Design

A very warm welcome to you and thank you for joining me on this special occasion. Today I am very pleased to announce that I am Guest Designing this month at the "More than Words" Challenge. I was so excited when I first got the news, but at the same time I was so nervous. It has been a long time since doing a challenge for me. However when I saw the board I relaxed immediately. Everything on this board is just so me, wouldn't you agree.
So the rules for following this challenge correctly are:

The Main Challenge board contains a word inspiration and a creative challenge.
  • You must use the word as inspiration. We need to be able to see the word inspiration on your project. 
  • Along with the word inspiration, the board contains a creative challenge (technique, colour, product or other) that you must incorporate unto your project. 
  • The Main Challenge is open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages only.  No cards, tags, ATCs or OTPs are accepted.

So using the word BEAUTIFUL I chose to use a rub-on quote which I adore. It reads:

"Everything BEAUTIFUL has its Moment".

And for the remainder of the layout I chose to keep it all fairly simple and quite flat but there is plenty of layering with fussy cut elements and laces and ephemera, with of course the BUTTERFLIES tucked in and around the clusters.

For my background I have used some Texture Paste through a flourish stencil. Once it dried I coloured it with a little Distress Ink Walnut Stain. I also outlined my Dusty Attic chipboards with the Distress Stain after it was primed with a few coats of Gesso.

I have added in amongst my layers Tea Dyed Cheesecloth and gorgeous laces to help keep the layers separate.

And from another view.....

And another

That is all from me this evening. Remember if you are interested, you still have till the end of the month to enter. As always I have listed a full materials list for you below.

And before I leave I would like to thank all the ladies at More Than Words Challenges for a wonderful opportunity to create as a Guest Designer for their wonderful Challenge Blog. 

Until next time take care and happy scrapping.

Tina x

Materials List

Lemoncraft - House of Roses - Music of the Soul (background)

Lemoncraft - House of Roses - Labels 2

Lemoncraft - House of Roses - Old Letters

Lemoncraft - House of Roses - Tea Roses

Dusty Attic Ornate Scroll DA0765

Kaisercraft Rub Ons

Tim Holtz Collection TMHS032

Ranger - Texture Paste

Ranger Star Dust Stickles

Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain

Ink Nib and Pen

Lace Trim 1

Lace Trim 2

Tea Stained Muslin

Prima Marketing - Art Basics - Texture Paste - Antique Silver Crackle

Liquitex Clear Gesso